Clemson football playing for a national championship has become the norm in college football and the list of those that expect there in 2020 keeps growing.
During the College Football Playoff era that started in 2014, Clemson football has been featured in five of the six seasons and played in four of the six national title games. Alabama is the only school in the country that can say that.
Saturday Blitz contributor Aaron Gershon wrote his way-too-early bowl game predictions and he has the Tigers taking on Alabama for the fifth time in six years and the fourth time for a national title.
Gershon believes that Clemson football will be the top overall seed followed by Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida.
Clemson facing Florida in the College Football semifinal would be one for the ages. These teams have played 13 times over the course of the history of each program with Florida holding a 9-3-1 advantage. However, these two teams have not faced each other since 1961, no coach on either staff was alive the last time these teams squared off.
Having to play two SEC teams on their way to the fourth title in program history would help give legitimacy in 2020 that many believe Clemson will lack as the disrespect for the ACC continue as Clemson football continues to dominate on the field, in the classroom, and on the recruiting trail.
Playing Alabama for the fourth time in a national championship game would be one for the ages. Both teams will boast some of the nation’s most elite talent and are expected to enter the playoffs 13-0.
These two teams facing each other in Miami would make this ticket a hot commodity. Miami is less than a 12-hour drive from both campuses and would allow each fan base to flock to a city without having to take a plane, which is always the most expensive part of any bowl trip.
Beating Alabama for another national championship would be a great way to end the illustrious careers of both Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne and would launch Clemson football into a stratosphere we didn’t know existed.